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Simon Raven – Doctors Wear Scarlet

Posted by demonik on June 29, 2011

Simon Raven – Doctors Wear Scarlet  (Panther, 1967)

Blurb
This deliberately outrageous novel deserves to be read even by those who will find that they detest it – Guardian
Obviously destined to be the most smashing popular success since Sapper – Spectator
It terrifies, it sometimes nauseates but it demonstrates one thing triumphantly. Mr. Raven can write – The Times
This is story-telling as it ought to be …. it is not, however, for the squeamish … Bram Stoker himself could not have provided more dark shocks – Books & Bookmen
A climax that is definitely X-certificate – Yorkshire Evening Post

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Penelope Gilliatt – One By One

Posted by demonik on November 19, 2009

Penelope Gilliatt – One By One (Panther, 1967)

Cover: Sid Sutton

Blurb:
A CITY TORN APART BY MADNESS, FEAR, SAVAGERY AND DISILLUSION …

300 years after the Black Death, London is once again an isolated, panic-stricken city of the dying and the dead    …. in the grip of a fearsome plague that has killed 10,000 people by the third week of August.

The boffins are baffled. The PM returns from his grouse moors …

Theatres and cinemas close; the football pools continue by ballot .. .

Afraid of infection, men stop making love to their wives. Out-of-work prostitutes turn to collecting corpses …

BUT MOST EXTRAORDINARY OF ALL IS WHAT HAPPENS TO JOE AND POLLY, AN ORDINARY HAPPILY MARRIED COUPLE, DURING THAT APOCALYPTIC SUMMER OF CLEAR BLUE SKIES AND ROTTING FLESH

“Almost uncannily readable” – Sunday Telegraph

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Jules Verne – Carpathian Castle

Posted by demonik on November 8, 2009

Jules Verne – Carpathian Castle (Panther, Sept. 1963)

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Blurb:

THE BRINK OF FEAR …
A cry escaped him; then throwing himself back, as if he had been struck by lightning, he slipped along the chain, which instinct made him hang on to, and rolled down, down . . ..
CARPATHIAN CASTLE…
deep in the impenetrable depths of the Transylvanian forest stood its massive creeper covered walls — a challenge to the world of the alien mortals . . . .
A CLASSIC MASTERPIECE OF GOTHIC HORROR BY THE AUTHOR OF ‘20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA’

PANTHER BOOKS
THE NAME THAT ENSURES GOOD READING

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John Knowler – The Trap

Posted by demonik on November 8, 2009

John Knowler – The Trap (Panther, 1966)

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Blurb:

An electrifying masterpiece of the macabre.

Mary Baxter, young and innocent, an English suburban rose, goes to work for Wilhelm Schmidt, moody and passionate, an antiquarian bookseller who has a flourishing side-line in erotica. The results of their confrontation are electrifying. Mary’s fresh, prosaic and breathless innocence is brought into contact with an alien and forbidden range of experience: sharp practice, lust, incest, and finally suicide ….

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